Editor's Picks, Grooming

2020 Men’s Folio Grooming Awards Winners: Face

2020 Men’s Folio Grooming Awards Winners: Face

We have smeared, swiped, and tested hundreds from brands—and these skincare products take the guesswork out of how you can get that flawless complexion you always wanted.


Best Face Cleanser

Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser


Khir Khalid says: “The product really does exactly what they say on the packaging. It fortifies the skin with a combination of clay and charcoal to deeply cleanse your skin, and gentle enough to leave the skin supple post-cleanse.”

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Best Toner

Lush Toner Water


Men’s Folio says: “My skin is left feeling soft and supple after every use. It has a refreshing sea breeze scent (because it contains sea water which rich in minerals to boost and balance the skin) that makes it a joy to use.”

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Best Moisturiser

Skin Regimen Hydra Fluid Moisturiser


Men’s Folio says: “For normal or combination skin, it’s light and absorbs easily. I’m not a fan of heavy, greasy moisturisers, so this one really hits the mark.”

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Best Face Serum

Lancôme Advanced Génifique


Khir Khalid says: “I was beyond impressed with its ability to rapidly fade hyperpigmentation marks and brighten my overall complexion.”

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Best Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense


Dr Lim says: “This product is your best bet for an effective shield. It’s lightweight, leaves no white cast and doesn’t feel sticky or tacky. But don’t be fooled by its sheer texture – it stands up tough against UV rays. Making a sunscreen a daily habit just got that much easier.”

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Best Face Scrub

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Scrub


Men’s Folio says: “This one gets the job done properly and with minimal irritation. It won’t make your big pores disappear right away, but you’ll notice that your skin is more even and refreshed thanks to its lemon and orange peel extracts.”s!”

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Best Facial Oil

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil


Dr Lim says: “After a few uses, I can see some noticeable changes; my skin looks and feels more radiant and hydrated. I also love it because it’s fragrance-free and it doesn’t clog the pores!”

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Best Facial Mist

Shiseido Defense Refresh Mist


Men’s Folio says: “With a few sprays, skin looks and feels instantly refreshed and reinvigorated. Ultrafine and antioxidant-rich, it definitely deserves a spot in your bag for quick beauty boosts throughout the day.”

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Best Eye Cream

Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream


Dr Lim says: “This little jar can be your best friend to fight eye wrinkles. In addition to the smoothing effect, you’ll immediately notice a surge in comforting moisture.”

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Best Face Mask

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial


Men’s Folio says: “The best overnight mask hands down! With a silky lightweight texture, the mask is packed with plenty of powerful stuff to soothe, repair and hydrate the skin while you sleep. Secret weapon: tiny beads of antioxidant-rich vitamin F amplify the overall benefits. It does feel a bit tacky, so I’d apply it an hour or so before hitting the sack.”

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Best Sheet Mask

Dr. Jart+ Cryo Rubber with Moisturising Hyaluronic Acid


Men’s Folio says: “I’m always sceptical when it comes to sheet masks because my experience tells me that, most often than not, they don’t measure up to expectations. This two-step rubber mask with ultra-moisturising hyaluronic acid ampoule is different. The mask ensures thorough absorption of the serum, leaving my skin soft and hydrated.”

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Best Shaving Cream

Lush Shaving Cream


Men’s Folio says: “This shave cream gives a brilliant close shave and leaves the skin smooth afterwards.”

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Best Post-Shave

Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion


Men’s Folio says: “If your skin feels tight after a shave, this lotion is ideal for keeping it hydrated – and redness at bay. It’s a little lighter than a cream, but fret not, it effectively helps in keeping things calmed.”

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